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People vs. Dr. Conrad Murray

1/11/2011 7:57 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Prosecution Rests in Murray Case

0111_murray_jackson_prelimThe prosecution has ended its case in the Conrad Murray preliminary hearing after 6 days of testimony.

The defense filed a motion to dismiss, which is routine.  It will almost certainly be denied.

Judge Michael Pastor has taken a recess.  It's virtually certain that Dr. Murray will be ordered to stand trial.

The Deputy Attorney General who represents the Medical Board of California is in the courtroom.  We're told he will ask the judge to suspend Murray's license to practice medicine.

Conrad Murray Manslaughter Hearing

Murray Commited Homicide Even If MJ Injected Himself
Updated 1/11/11 at 10:57am

0111-conrad_prelimA doctor for the L.A. County Coroner's Office just testified ... even if Michael Jackson injected himself with the fatal dose of Propofol, Dr. Murray is still guilty of homicide.

Dr. Christopher Rogers testified he believes Dr. Murray had no business administering Propofol outside a hospital setting, particularly without the appropriate medical equipment.  Rogers said given Michael's dependence on Propofol and the fact that Murray left him alone in the room with access to the drug constitutes a homicide.
Coroner Doesn't Believe Dr. Murray's Story
Updated 1/11/11 at 10:26am

0111_jackson_prelimA doctor for the L.A. County Coroner's Office testified he doesn't believe Dr. Murray only gave Michael Jackson 25mg of Propofol.

Without saying Murray lied to cops during his interview two days after MJ died, Dr. Christopher Rogers testified if Murray were correct about the 25mg of Propofol, Jackson would have awakened after 3 to 5 minutes of sleep.

Rogers also testified he doesn't believe Jackson swallowed Propofol.  The defense laid the groundwork for this theory yesterday, because small amounts of the drug were found in Jackson's stomach.

And Rogers said he believes it's inappropriate to use Propofol for insomnia and that Murray's care was "substandard."
Murray to Cops:  Michael Begged Me For Propofol
Updated 1/10/11 at 4:55pm

0110_michael_jackson_conrad_murray_prelimIn some of the most dramatic testimony to date, an LAPD detective testified Dr. Conrad Murray told him Michael Jackson "begged" him for Propofol shortly before he died.

LAPD Robbery Homicide Detective Orlando Martinez testified about an interview he conducted with Dr. Murray two days after MJ died.  Martinez said Murray told him the night before Jackson died he was having trouble sleeping.  Murray said he was trying to ween Jackson off of Propofol -- a drug he was giving MJ almost every night for two months.

Murray told Martinez he was giving Jackson a variety of other drugs, beginning sometime after 1AM, to no avail.  Jackson then said if he didn't get to sleep he would cancel rehearsal.

Murray said he was feeling "pressure" from MJ to give him something to help him sleep, and Jackson was begging for Propofol.  Murray claims he gave him a reduced dose, with Michael's help.  As TMZ has reported many times before, Murray said MJ liked to "push in the Propofol himself and that other doctors let him do it."

Murray went to the bathroom for 2 minutes, came back and claims he saw MJ wasn't breathing.
Defense: Michael Jackson Drank Propofol
Updated 1/10/11 at 2:53pm

0107_propofol_prelimMichael Jackson may have drank himself to death by consuming a juice box laced with Propofol -- at least that's what Conrad Murray's defense team suggested in court today.

Murray's attorney, J. Michael Flanagan, was questioning a Senior Criminalist from the L.A. County Coroner's Office about the 70 grams of fluid found in MJ's stomach at the time of the autopsy ... fluid that tested positive for traces of Propofol.

Flanagan noted the presence of a juice box on MJ's nightstand ... and asked if it had been tested for Propofol ... raising the possibility that MJ was sippin' on the anesthetic shortly before he died.

The criminalist testified he had not tested the juice box.

So what's Flanagan's point? He might be suggesting that MJ was secretly self-administering his Propofol ... which would support Murray's defense theory that MJ accidentally caused his own overdose.
Dr. Murray Ordered a Boatload of Propofol for MJ
Updated 1/10/11 at 12:05pm

0110_murray_vid_launch_prelim_3A pharmacist Dr. Murray used to order Propofol just testified the doctor ordered box after box of the drug in the two months before Michael Jackson's death.

Tim Lopez, a pharmacist at Applied Pharmacy Services in Las Vegas, said beginning on April 6, 2009, Dr. Murray began ordering large quantities of Propofol. On that date, he ordered 10 single dose vials.

Murray, who had the drugs sent to his girlfriend's Santa Monica home where he was living, also ordered boxes of the drug on April 28 -- 4 boxes and each of the boxes had 10 100ml vials.

Later that month, Murray ordered 20 vials of midazolam and 20 vials of lorazepam.

On May 12, Murray ordered 4 boxes of Propofol, along with 2 trays of midazolam.

On June 10, Murray ordered 4 boxes of Propofol, and 2 20ml Propofol.
In all, Murray ordered 255 vials of Propofol in the two months -- including 130 vials of Propofol in 100ml doses and another 125 vials of Propofol in 20ml vials.
Judge: Murray's iPhone Admissible as Evidence

Updated 1/10/11 at 10:35am

0110_iphone_prelimJudge Michael Pastor ruled this morning that recently obtained data from Dr. Conrad Murray's iPhone is admissible as evidence.

Murray's attorney, Ed Chernoff, referenced the items in question ... a few voicemails and 12 screenshots.  He was not more specific.

The prosecution has used phone records to create a timeline showing what Murray did the day Michael Jackson died.
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"Murray approached him and said Michael had some cream in his room that Murray knew MJ wouldn't want the world to know about."

what kind of cream is that?
Murrey´s sperm?

1386 days ago


@ moni

MJ had a fear that someone would murder him in his sleep. That's why he had surveillance done in his home at night. But those tapes have disappeared and will never be found.

1385 days ago



No MJ had the heat up in his Bedroom because he was always cold. Even his kids said he was cold all the time and had the fireplace going during the summer.

1385 days ago


@ moni

MJ had a fear that someone would murder him in his sleep. That's why he had surveillance done in his home at night. But those tapes have disappeared and will never be found.

Posted at 12:36 PM on Jan 4, 2011 by Vana

Then again, if you have hired a physician to infuse you with Propofol, your not necessarily going to want a video recording of THAT floating around. I believe the absence of that tape could be interpreted either way.

1385 days ago


Sorry, I have got one question!!! Who is paying for this murry
expensive lawyers? This is an AMERICAN JOKE!!!! This guy was behind
child support, almost going to jail for that!! Now he has got
top lawyers to defened him. What the hell is going on?
For how much longer you people of US OF A are going to buy

1385 days ago


King MJ is ALIVE and well. Truth will be revealed soon. He is on his way coming back to all of his beloved fans and family ....

1385 days ago


I believe that MJ was murdered. We all know that MJ had an alleged drug addiction. However, these so-called doctors constantly provided him with said drugs. There is NO way in hell that MJ would committ suicide either. Executives and Doctors knew that MJ was worth more dead than alive. Yes, I said it! I wouldn't be surprised if there was a master plan to get rid of MJ. Big payday. Dr. Conrad Murray was the perfect person to take the fall. I feel that he was negligent as well as other doctors over MJ's entire career...

1385 days ago


News flash anonymous MJ died.....on the upside he is already with his fans and family, his music and legacy will live forever..............

1385 days ago


Michael is gone...and, what we are left with in Murray is what the entire country is overrun with: ignorant, inferior, ill-prepared, dissembling pretenders...who are paid obscene amounts of money, and attention for...NOTHING! Laws protect them. Political correctness shields them from accountability, responsibility, and the truth. The "race card" and the "blame game" are shoved down the nation's throat...for fear of "hurting some crybaby's feelings", or wounding somebody's self-esteem.

Michael is gone...and, with him went a talent that the world will never see, again. Unfortunately for the nation...and, the world-at-large...there are MILLIONS of Murrays...pretending to be what they are not...endangering the lives and well-being of unsuspecting people...leaving ignorance in their wakes...and, diminishing the ability of this country to compete, effectively, with the rest of the world.

Political correctness and affirmative action do not guarantee that we have THE BEST leading us. They do not reward the most qualified on their MERIT, and hardwork but seek to throw goodies at just anybody...for just about anything because of Americva's dark past. The death of Michael Jackson is mute testimony of that...for he died at the hands of "one of his own"...who, apparently had no more idea of what being a physician is than does the Man in the Moon.

1385 days ago


King MJ is ALIVE and well. Truth will be revealed soon. He is on his way coming back to all of his beloved fans and family ....

Posted at 12:45 PM on Jan 4, 2011 by anonymous

Well WHAT is he waiting for exactly then? Someone to be convicted in a court of law for causing his death & sent to prison?

1385 days ago

MJ is the Greatest of all    

"Justice for Conrad Murray"? I HOPE that is a JOKE! Truth IS MURRAY is a cold blooded killer!! I GUESS you support Charles Manson also since you SUPPORT Murderer Murray!

1385 days ago


All we want is JUSTICE FOR MJ!!!! <3<3 RIP King [*] I love you forever 'n ever Mike <3

1385 days ago


Well WHAT is he waiting for exactly then? Someone to be convicted in a court of law for causing his death & sent to prison?

Posted at 12:50 PM on Jan 4, 2011 by janalal4


He is waiting to appear at the right and perfect moment ..... just wait and see beloved fans ....

1385 days ago


My thinking too. If MJ is ALIVE, when will he show up? When Conrad Murray is convicted of second degree murder? MJ is gonna pop out at the courthouse and say "Here I am! Murray is innocent!" Really?

1385 days ago


I don't believe that Michael would commited suicide but I think there is a possiblity that Murray was paid to assist in his death. Michael Jackson has been seriously ill for a very long time and "This Is It" title is symbollic of what was to come. Death or suffering-which you choose?

Posted at 12:27 PM on Jan 4, 2011 by Cathy


I still can’t believe that this is how the story went. If Michael had really and strategically PLANNED his death together with Murray – why this ****tail of different meds before? Why this panicking, why this hectically cleaning the scene? Why not getting rid of all possible pieces of evidence (like the bottles of Propofol) unhurriedly before? Why leaving a bottle of urine and a diaper on the scene? And the title “This Is IT” is just symbolic or ambigous in a retrospective. Michael certainly didn’t think of dying when he announced his tour – he simply could have let these concerts, the rehearsals and the pain be and “leave” before.

1385 days ago
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